COOL: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming

Women and girls all over the world are using intelligence, creativity, energy, and courage to help stop global warming. Paola Gianturco and her 12-year-old granddaughter Avery Sangster set out to chronicle their stories, interviewing and photographing women politicians, corporate executives, scholars, heads of grassroots groups, and presidents of organizations that are all dedicated to combating global warming. These women leaders are based in 10 countries: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Tanzania, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, and Hong Kong.

Learn more about what women around the world are doing through the book co-authored by this granddaughter-grandmother team, COOL: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming. Tackling global warming takes all ages. Paola, Avery and the leaders in their book demonstrate that when the generations listen to one another, change is possible. We invite young people and adults to come, learn together, and be inspired to take action in your own communities.


This program is part of the Commonwealth Club’s civics education initiative, Creating Citizens.


Koret Foundation and Creating Citizens

Photos courtesy the speakers.

Image - Paola Gianturco

Paola Gianturco

Author; Photographer

Image - Avery Sangster

Avery Sangster

6th Grade Student; Co-author

Image - Carla Thorson

Carla Thorson

Vice President of Programs, The Commonwealth Club of California